Austin Healey Sprite 'Frogeye' - £19,450
On offer is this beautiful Austin Healey Sprite MK1, in lovely condition throughout following an extensive restoration in 2017/18. With hardly any miles since completion, it remains in near new condition.
Weighing just over half a ton the Sprite is supremely agile and zippy with light steering which is light and responsive, the unservoed brakes are positive and effective. The gearchange is reasonably precise and the Frogeye is great fun to runaround in - and still return almost 40mpg. Thanks to a surprisingly rigid bodyshell the handling was way ahead of its time and – thanks to quarter elliptic rear springs handles even better than later Spridgets plus suffers less from axle tramp although ride is always although a little hard.
There is a thick file of receipts with the car covering the period since its repatriation from the USA, it appears to be a dry state car that has been systematically dismantled and then rebuilt including a reconditioned gearbox and engine.
Available for viewing in our dry, well lit sales barn, by appointment please.
For sale on behalf of the owner.
Absolutely rock solid and with a steel bonnet, the panel fit is good and overall the car presents very well.
With evidence of extensive mechanical overhaul with receipts to prove, the car drives extremely well and exactly how a good 'Frogeye' should.
Probably the best colour for a Sprite, the blue paintwork is near flawless with no issues evident, the minimal trim is in excellent condition and everything works as it should including the minimalist hood arrangement.
Completely retrimmed during the restoration, the cockpit is snug with few 'modcons' but that's part of the appeal.
Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.
We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.
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